Mike Harris

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael Harris
Known As Mike Harris
Date of Birth June 15, 1983
Birth Place Hillsboro, Texas, the USA
Nick Name Not available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign  Gemini
Age 39 years old
Height 1.98 m (6 feet 6 inches)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Wendell Harris
Mother’s Name Cheryl Brooks
Siblings None
  • Hillsboro High School (Hillsboro, Texas)
  • William Marsh Rice University ( Houston, Texas)
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife’s name Not available
Kids Not available
Profession Basketball player
NBA Draft 2005 / Undrafted
Position Small forward
League  Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)
Active Years (2005 – Present)
Net Worth (estimated) $2 million
Recent club Magnolia Hotshots
Jersey Number 52
Social Media  Not available
Merch Rice University Owls NCAA Basketball T-shirt
Last Update July 2022

Mike Harris is a professional basketball player who was born in the United States and spent many years competing in foreign leagues.In the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) League, he most recently participated as a small forward for the Magnolia Hotshots.

In addition, he won the Chinese Basketball League in 2016 and was named CBA Player of the Year during that season.Let’s delve deeper into Mike Harris’ life and problems.

How was Early Life of Mike Harris?

In Hillsboro, Texas, Michael “Mike” Harris was born on June 15, 1983. He is the only child of Cheryl Brooks (Mother) and Wendell Harris (Father) (Mother).

In the little town of Hillsboro, where Mike was raised, he learned everything. Construction worker Wendell was his father, and the family of three struggled to make ends meet on his limited wages.

In addition, he was an alcoholic and frequently mistreated Cheryl. He used to throw anything he could get his hands on at her since he was so scary.Cheryl felt like she could no longer take Wendell’s abuse when Harris was two years old. She took little Mike with her to live with her mother and sister in a different Hillsboro neighbourhood after leaving him.

Mike, then, had a nice upbringing since he enjoyed the new atmosphere. He loved spending time with his grandmother and hearing her lovely tales.

His mother Cheryl used to make a living by working outside. He thus used to assist the women in the house with their daily tasks of cooking, cleaning, etc. They went to church every Sunday because they were devout believers.

Is Harris raised by a single woman?

Harris was a very diligent student who always had high exam grades. He advanced quickly while attending Hillsboro High School in the same city. Furthermore, he participated in sporting activities on a regular basis.

When he was young, his mother taught him how to shoot and dribble because she was also an athlete in her childhood. And she taught him everything there was to know about life and dreams.She didn’t survive long enough to witness his success, though. When he was a freshman in high school, she passed away. But after she passed away, he kept going to school and earned his degree in 2001.

He continued his education at Rice University in Houston after graduating until 2005. He took on a number of part-time jobs, such as mowing the lawn and collecting trash cans, to help pay for his education expenses and other necessities.

Career in Basketball for Mike Harris

College and High School Career

Mike became a skilled basketball player while attending Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Texas.

He joined the school squad the day after his mother passed away. He began practising as normal because that is what his mother had taught him to do, which is to not allow obstacles stand in the way of achieving one’s goals.

Carlin Hartman and Lorenzo Williams are with Mike Harris (second from right) and McKreith (second from left) (Source: Twitter)

As a result, he excelled in high school and decided to play basketball for Rice University in college. From the start of his freshman year, Mike showed exceptional performance, and that season, he had excellent figures.

He linked up with Jason McKrieth, who shared a similar personal experience, right away, and the two of them dominated the Rice Owls in terms of scoring and rebounds. In his rookie season, Harris scored 12.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game averages.

Additionally, when he performed better and better in later seasons, the head coaches felt very confident that he would join the NBA. He participated in all four college seasons, finishing with the greatest scores ever recorded by the Rice Owls.

He averaged 20.6 points and 11.7 rebounds per game during his final year.

Career in the Profession

Contrary to popular belief, no NBA team selected Harris in the 2005 draught, thus he travelled to Ukraine to play in his first professional league.After that, he spent a year playing for BC Kyiv in the Ukrainian Super League.

In order to try his luck, he came back to the country and signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2006. He played terribly in the roughly five preseason games that the Bucks let him play in.

So, prior to the start of the 2006–07 season, they released him. After this failed experiment, he briefly played for the Colorado 14ers in the NBA D-League. Up to 2010, Harris participated in the NBA D-League for a few different teams.

He nonetheless moved to Chinese and other international leagues in the meantime since they paid far more than the NBA minor league clubs.He did, however, remain in America for a few more years while trying to get a job in the NBA, but it was unsuccessful.

And He temporarily played for three different NBA teams, including the team in his birthplace of Houston, but his performance was by no means stellar.

And He spent the majority of his playing career in leagues in Asia, including the Chinese Basketball League, Puerto Rican Basketball Leagues, and others.He also saw great success in his international endeavours, winning numerous major league player honours and repeating as league champion.

A well-known athlete in the Philippines, he was most recently playing for the PBA team Magnolia Hotshots.

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What is Mike Harris earnings and net worth?

Mike Harris, a well-known player from abroad, has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Despite having played basketball for more than fifteen years, he earned significantly less than his peers since he was unable to stay in the NBA.After participating in a few regular NBA games and NBA lower leagues, he left for another country.

Harris’ salary was significantly higher because he was regarded as the greatest import athlete in the foreign league.

His annual wage in certain overseas leagues, including the CBA League, was close to $1 million.

Steven Harris (Source: Deseret News)

He spent a lot of money travelling to play club basketball in different nations. However, it was obviously less than he had hoped to achieve.

Nevertheless, he now leads a much better life than he did in the past and lives in a cosy home in Houston, Texas.

Height, weight, and age

Mike Harris will be 39 years old in 2022.Regarding his physical characteristics, Harris is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 235 lb (107 kg).

How is Personal Life of Mike Harris?

In nations other than the USA, where he spent the majority of his productive period, Mike Harris has a sizable fan base. His followers are interested in learning more about his personal life, but he regrettably prefers to steer clear of such inquiries.

However, we now know that he is a married man who enjoys spending time with his wife. According to the media, she resides in his Houston, Texas, home and participates in community service initiatives.Other than that, there are no trustworthy biographical details about the player in the media. So, many of us still don’t know anything about his personal life.

Awards & Achievements:

Some of his awards and achievements include:

  • Bahrain League Champion (2021)
  • NBA D-League Champion (2010)
  • West Asian Basketball Cup champion (2018)
  • BSN Import Player of the Year (2014)
  • Chinese NBL Player of the Year (2019)
  • PBA Best Import of the Conference (2018)
  • CBA champion (2016)
  • Chinese NBL Import Player of the Year (2019)
  • BSN MVP (2013)
  • BSN champion (2014, 2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2010)
  • CBA Player of the Year (2016)
  • First-team All-WAC (2004, 2005)